NYC – Double Fine Action Comics Signing

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Scott C. signs at Desert Island Comics on Thursday June 6th from 7:00 till 9:00 pm.

Desert Island 
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

NYC – New School Launch Party

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Dash Shaw signs at Desert Island Comics on Friday April 5th from 7:00 till 9:00 pm.

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Desert Island 
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

NYC – True Swamp Signing

Jon Lewis signs at Desert Island on Friday December 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Desert Island 
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

 

MoCCA Fest 2012 Programming Schedule

Press Release:

MoCCA Fest Programming!
We’re pleased to announce final times, guests, and agendas for our panels and programs at MoCCA Fest this year. We have two buzzing floors of activity, that include downstairs panel discussions as well as our main exhibitor floor upstairs. Whether you’re perusing the show floor for your favorite finds, catching up on the latest with Gary Panter, or learning to make your very own accordion book, there’s something for everyone.

-And Families!
Don’t forget about our Kids Programming on Sunday morning; four devoted programs in a row, designed to be entertaining and fun for the whole family.
-Sunday April 29th, Kids Programs start at 9:30am. Families arriving to the Fest at 9:30am get a special price; $5 for children 6-12 (under 6 free, over 12 normal) with a paying adult.

PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE ONLINE UNTIL APRIL 26!

Look below for a complete run of MoCCA Fest programming. Also, be sure to check out moccafest.org for news!

ROOM A
SATURDAY

11:15 Kids Comics Sarah Couri (NYPL), Jorge Aguirre, P. Craig Russell, Matt Forsythe,
Colleen AF Venable
You know that old cliche about comics not being just for kids anymore? Well, thankfully some of them still are. The New York Public Library’s Sarah Couri talks to cartoonists who have ventured into world of kids comics and books.

12:15 A History of Comics Censorship
Alex Cox (CBLDF)
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Alex Cox takes you on guided tour of censorship in comics, from Frederic Wertham to Friendly Franks.

1:15 The State of Small Publishing
Heidi MacDonald (The Comics Beat), Box Brown, Craig Yoe, Barry Matthews
What’s it like running a small publishing company in 2012? The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald talks to an array of publishers about the state of print.

2:15 Klein Award
Gary P anter, Bill Kartalopoulos
Gary Panter receives the 2012 Klein Award.

3:15 A Nordic Roundtable
Fredrik Strömberg (SE), Peter Madsen (DK), Kaisa Leka (FI), Bendik Kaltenborn (NO) and Mattias Elftorp (SE)
The comics culture of northern Europe is brimming with energy, talent and innovation, among other things visible in the new anthology Kolor Klimax from Fantagraphics. Come and meet some of the Nordic artists present at MoCCA.

4:15 Harvey Pekar’s Final Projects
Jeff Newelt, Joy ce Brabner, Joseph Remnant , Rick Parker , Sean Pryor, Dean Haspiel, JD Waldman
Celebrating the life and work of comics pioneer Harvey Pekar with his widow, and writer in her own right, Joyce Brabner, joins a group of his artist collaborators.

5:15 Carousel
R. Sikoryak with Michael Kupperman, Domitille Collardey, Shannon Wheeler, Leslie Stein, and Lauren Weinstein. With voices by Julie Klausner, Dave Hill, Scott Adsit.
Live comics brought to life by cartoonists and a team of talented voice actors.

ROOM A
SUNDAY

11:15 Graphic Novels for Young Adults
Betsy Bird (NYPL), Raina Telgemeier, Kevin Pyle, MK Reed, Derek Kirk Kim
The New York Public Library’s Betsy Bird talks to some of the brightest talents in one of comics’ fastest growing demographics.

12:15 To Run a Comic Stop
Alex Cox (Rocket Ship), Tucker Stone (Bergen Street Comics), Thor Parker (Midtown Comics), Gabe Fowler (Desert Island)
Representatives from some of the area’s top comic stores discuss the trials and tribulations of running your own shop.

1:15 Digital Distribution and the Future of Comics
David Steinberger (Comixology), Evan Dahm, Leigh Walton, Brian Heater
A frank discussion about sequential art’s move into the digital age.

2:15 Memoir
Calvin Reid, Derf, Peter Kuper, Jennifer Hayden, Mike Dawson
Maker s of autobio comics discuss filter their lives through sequential art.

3:15 Daniel Johnston in Conversation
Daniel Johnston, Brian Heater
Join the idiosyncratic singer-songwriter for a discussion about his art, including his debut graphic novel, Space Ducks.

4:15 An Interview with Gary Hallgren
Gary Hallgren, Danny Fingeroth
Gary Hallgen, interviewed by Danny Fingeroth, discusses his career from his days as one of the creators of the notorious Air Pirates, through his illustration work for a zillion publications, from the NY Times and MAD through You: The Owners Manual.

5:15 Animation from Augenblick Studios and Ugly Americans
Aaron Augenblick, Devin Clark, R. Sikoryak
Aaron Augenblick (founder of Augenblick St udios), Devin Clark (creator of “Ugly Americans”), and more show animated clips and shorts from their television, film, and independent projects.

ROOM B
SATURDAY

12:15 With Nicolas Mahler and Tom Gauld
Nicolas Mahler, Tom Gauld, Brian Heater
Brian Heater interviews two artists; Tom Gauld of Scotland, and Nicolas Mahler of Austria.

1:15 Checklist for a New Comic: A Guide to Getting Started
Jess Abel, Matt Madden
In this brief seminar, Jessica Abel and Matt Madden will walk you through the many considerations you should keep in mind when you embark on a new comic of any kind. Abel and Madden will help you strategize and come up with a working plan for your next project, and will cover: creative block and coming up with ideas; choosing a format and platform that makes sense; setting goals and scheduling your time so that you can reach them; finding an audience and looking for collaborators and/or publishers. So bring some paper and be ready to take notes on your next big (or small) project!

3:15 Hans Rickheit in Conversation
Hans Rickheit, Brian Heater
Brian Heater takes on Hans Rickheit–musician, performance artist, cartoonist.

4:15 Big City Dare2Draw
Hosted by TJ Glenn & Charles D Chenet
Featuring dynamic figure drawing, with action poses, using props and, then, the signature “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards, for charity. Prizes provided by our sponsors. Dare2Draw is a non-profit, platform organization for artists, providing mentoring, networking and resources for artistic development, while encouraging goo d health and business practices for cartoonists and providing the opportunity to connect with each other, face-to-face.

ROOM B
SUNDAY

9:30 Kids Program: Comics Are Awesome!
John Green (Teen Boat!)
Learn how an idea in your head becomes a comic on a page. John Green and Colleen AF Venable will take you on a collaborative journey through the process of creating characters and stories for comics.

10:15 Kids Workshop: From Concept to Comic
John Green (Teen Boat!, Phineas and Ferb), Colleen AF Venable (Guinea Pig Pet Shop Private Eye, First Second Books)
Kids Program continues!

11:15 Workshop: Drawing with Rick Parker
Rick Parker (Beavis & Butthead, and Papercutz)
Join cartoonist Rick Parker for an insightful, funny and hands-on workshop in cartooning! This workshop is great for cartoonists of all ages.

12:30 CCS Presents: The Expanding Comic Workshop
Robyn Chapman (Center for Cartoon Studies)
If you think that a comic book is just a bunch of pages between two covers, think again!  There is a wide variety of book making techniques that allow you to fold, flip, and turn your comics in unusual ways. Jon Chad, author of Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth, will team up with comics educator Robyn Chapman to introduce three unique book forms. Then the workshop participants will construct and illustrate their own expanding comic books!

2:00 A Discussion with Josh Neufeld and Shannon Wheeler
Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Shannon Wheeler (Oil and Water, Too Much Coffee Man)
These two creators interview one another about their work in comics, especially as it relates to their approaches documenting tragedy on the Gulf Coast.

4:00 Coming to America
Emma Hayley (Publishing Director, SelfMadeHero)
Reporting on the flourishing UK and European comics scenes and the launch of a new graphic novel imprint in the US.

4:45 Euro comics: Kiki de Montparnasse and the French Comics Scene
Doug Wallace, Jose-Louis Bocquet
Jose-Louis Bocquet (Senior Editor, Dupuis – France / Author, Kiki de Monparnasse) and Doug Wallace (Marketing Director, SelfMadeHero)
discuss the European comics scene and Catel & Jose-Louis Bocquet’s first US graphic novel Kiki de Montparnasse.

NYC – The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen

Underground comix publishing legend Denis Kitchen discusses his career with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund president Charles Brownstein Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 7pm.

Desert Island Comics
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

NY – Artichoke Tales Signing

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Megan Kelso signs on Friday June 25th from 7 – 9 PM for an Artichoke Tales book signing and release party!

Desert Island Comics
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

NYC – We Will Bury You Release Party

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Brea Grant (Heroes, Halloween II) and Zane Austin Grant sign the first issue of their historical horror comic We Will Bury You at Desert Island Comics in Brooklyn on Friday, February 26th from 7-9pm. Brea said on her blog that she will only be there for the first hour so show up early.

Desert Island Comics, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Map of My Heart Tour

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John Porcellino Book Tour!

Updated August 17, 2009


Tues. Sept. 22, 2009;
7 PM – Cincinnati OH
Shake It! Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 591-0123
shakeitrecords.com
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Fri. Sept. 25, 2009; 7 PM – Baltimore MD
Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 662-4444
www.atomicbooks.com www.atomicbooks.com
w/ Emily Flake, Peter Kuper, Liz Baillie, MK Reed, and Ken Dahl
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Sat. Sept. 26 – Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – Bethesda MD
SPX
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
www.spxpo.com www.spxpo.com
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will debut at this event!)

Tues. Sept. 29, 2009; 7-9 PM – Brooklyn, NY
Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087
www.desertislandbrooklyn.com

Weds. Sept. 30, 2009; 7PM – Somerville, MA
Hub Comics, 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0987
www.hubcomics.com

Friday, October 2, 2009; 6:30pm – White River Junction,VT
Center for Cartoon Studies

94 S. Main St. (802) 295-3319
www.cartoonstudies.org

Tues. Oct. 6, 2009; 7PM – Montreal QC
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221
www.drawnandquarterly.com/211bernard

Weds. Oct. 7, 2009; 7 PM – Toronto, ON
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 2L7
(416) 533-9168
www.beguiling.com

Fri. Oct. 9, 2009; 7-9 PM – Ann Arbor MI
Vault of Midnight, 219 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 998-1413
www.vaultofmidnight.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; Noon-2 PM – Dearborn MI
Green Brain, 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-9444
www.greenbrain.biz

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; 7 PM – Cleveland OH
Visible Voice, 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 961-0084
www.visiblevoicebooks.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Mon. Oct. 12, 2009; 7PM – Columbus OH
Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 447-3445
www.whollycraft.net
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 13, 2009; 6-9 PM – Bloomington IN
Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 339-8710
www.boxcarbooks.org
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Weds. Oct. 14, 2009; 5-7 PM – St. Louis MO
Star Clipper Comics, 6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314.725.9110
www.starclipper.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 16, 2009; 7PM – Chicago IL
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-0910
www.quimbys.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 20, 2009; 12:15 PM – Palatine IL
Harper College
Building I, Rm. 115

1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 925-6000 x2389
www.harpercollege.edu
Open to the Public!

Thurs. Oct 22, 2009; 7 PM – Madison WI
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703
(608)257-6050
www.rainbowbookstore.org
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 23, 2009; 7PM – Iowa City IA
White Rabbit, 109 S Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240-1803
(319) 358-9557
www.whiterabbitgallery.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 24, 2009; 5-7 PM – Minneapolis MN
Big Brain Comics (w/ Reception following at West Bank Social Club?)
1027 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 338-4390
www.bigbraincomics.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music), and Zak Sally

Fri. Oct. 30, 2009; 6-9 PM – Lawrence KS
Wonder Fair, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044
(406) 360-5875
www.wonderfair.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

NYC – ‘Thrizzle’ Signing

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Michael Kupperman at Desert Island Comics

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Friday, July 10

Brooklyn, NY, 7 PM – 9 PM

Michael Kupperman makes an appearance at Desert Island Comics to celebrate the release of TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE VOL. 1, the first collection of his hit humor anthology, which inspired the Adult Swim show Snake ‘N’ Bacon. In addition to the book, Kupperman will be selling handmade screenprints.

Desert Island Comics, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
http://www.desertislandbrooklyn.com